May 16, 2012

Red Poppy

I have forgotten when I first started planting these Oriental poppies, but each spring they return, bringing with them vivid colors in their flowers. I was not paying much attention to their progress, and when I stepped outside this morning to get the paper for my wife I was surprised to see one of the poppies bloomed overnight.

In the middle of the night the flower opened, as if the plant was unwilling to let anyone see the unveiling of the blossom.

Perhaps seeing the flower in the morning light made for a greater spectacle.


Kate Historian said...

Absolutely beautiful! You really do have a green thumb!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.